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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 23:37:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4637C126.2000701@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: W3C List <public-html@w3.org>
CC: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On May 1, 2007, at 8:19 AM, Gareth Hay wrote:
>> To address the point I do understand, I agree, no one is perfect, but 
>> are you really suggest something akin to using a C compiler to take 
>> some pseudo code input and attempt to produce executable code, by hook 
>> or crook?
> A C compiler runs on the developer's machine. This is different from 
> content produced by one party and consumed by many others using a 
> variety of tools, where there is more benefit to being lenient in what 
> you accept. 

That is exactly the situation that obtains with "C" programs.  One
person writes code, others attempt to compile it using their
compiler, their libraries, their operating system ...  A pretty
good parallel to the way HTML is produced and consumed, in fact.

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 22:37:31 UTC

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